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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Mitch McConnell Gave $10,000.00 To Arlen Specter's Re-Election Campaign. He Should Ask For His Money Back. Read More.

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McConnell gave $10,000 to Specter, none to Bunning
By John Cheves

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell may be fuming at Sen. Arlen Specter now, but a month ago, he was cutting him a $10,000 check.

McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, gave $10,000 to Specter’s 2010 re-election campaign on March 11 ... .

Of course, Specter at the time was the Republican senator from Pennsylvania. On Tuesday, he shocked the political world by announcing that his party has moved too far to the right, so he was becoming a Democratic senator from Pennsylvania. Specter said he still plans to run for re-election next year and is counting on Democratic President Barack Obama to campaign for him.

Specter’s switch gives the Democrats’ Senate caucus 59 votes, one shy of what it needs to overcome Republican filibusters. Democrat Al Franken is ahead in Minnesota’s legally contested Senate race, which could make him the 60th Democratic vote.

“Well, obviously we are not happy,” McConnell told reporters Tuesday.

By the end of 2009’s first fund-raising quarter, there was no sign of McConnell giving to the campaign of fellow Republican and Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning, who also is running for re-election next year.

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